TRVST Projects

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At TRVST we feature projects by changemakers who've stepped up and create impact. Championing initiative for positive change by people acting to make a difference across our fields of action. 

Our intention is to inspire people to get involved, perhaps undertake a project of their own, or support those whose stories we share. 
Wareologie - Empowering People With Magnetic Button Adaptors
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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BY Gina Adams
Ware·ologie, LLC is social venture startup, dedicated to solving a compounding problem that affects over 30 million Americans with hand disabilities. The company designs innovative, stylish products to restore independence and empower people to carry out essential activities of daily living, such as getting dressed. Limitations in dexterity are a common symptom of many illnesses.
BioSURE: HIV test kit
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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BY Brigette Bard
BioSURE is bringing cost-effective, straightforward, fast and accurate testing technology for HIV to the mainstream via their self-testing HIV test kit. The aim is to get people talking and give people an alternative way to test, as part of a plan to eradicate HIV by 2030. BioSURE was founded by Brigette Bard in 2011.
Help Bristol's Homeless: Giving Hope To Bristol's Homeless People
PovertyPoverty
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BY Jasper Thompson
Homelessness and rough sleeping is on the rise everywhere.  When Jasper Thompson noticed an increase in rough sleeping in his home town, he decided to do something about it. He wanted to give them a tangible route to turn their lives around. And that starts with housing. And so he started Help Bristol's Homeless. 
WasteShark: Plastic - Eating Drones
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Richard Hardiman
Richard Hardiman, the accidental environmentalist, speaks honestly about his entrepreneurial journey, discovering a passion for drones and plastic recycling he never dreamed of, and how the creative, entrepreneurial side lies in each of us- waiting to be unleashed. RanMarine Technology B.V. has just launched Waste Shark, their first product. These fully autonomous drones swim through the […]
Boomerang Bags: One Problem, One Idea, Three Great Outcomes
Sustainable FashionSustainable Fashion
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BY Jordyn de Boer and Tania Potts
How do you tackle plastic pollution, material waste and social isolation in one fell swoop?  That's a problem that Jordyn de Boer and Tania Potts are helping to solve with Boomerang Bags, fuelled by a burning desire to tackle plastic pollution at its source.
Responsible 100: Corporate Responsibility Management Tool
Responsible BusinessResponsible Business
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BY Michael Solomon
Responsible 100 is a corporate responsibility management tool that enables any business or organisation to improve its responsibility performance - for its own benefit and for the benefit of society. It is also a community seeking to foment a ‘race to the top’ in business - where doing good translates to greater profitability.
Amazing Women Global: Empower Women to be the Best Version of Themselves
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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BY Roz Thornton
The mission of Amazing Women Global is to empower women to be the best version of themselves and achieve success in terms of their career, confidence and finances. Roz's mission is also to provide services for women who are disadvantaged. So far, her biggest achievements have been the 2017 Amazing Women Awards, which attracted 140 […]
Who Gives A Crap
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY Team Who Gives A Crap
"I’m not leaving this toilet until we pre-sell $50,000 of product" So vowed Simon Griffiths, Co-founder of Who Gives A Crap on launching their IndieGoGo campaign.  That gets attention. And the story has all the classic hallmarks of never giving up.
Socks and Chocs: Clean Socks for the Homeless
PovertyPoverty
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BY Sam Colyer
Having wet, cold feet is undeniably miserable. Yet for homeless people, it’s a daily reality, and one that left untreated, can result in a number of nasty health conditions. Ex-serviceman Ian Northcott, also known as the busking bobby (check out the video on youtube!) knew he wanted to do something to help the homeless, and […]
Erase All Kittens: Can Kittens Save The World By Teaching Girls To Code?
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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BY Dee Saigal
Erase All Kittens is a revolutionary, online game that's changing how we approach teaching coding, especially for girls. Bringing creativity and engaging storytelling to the fore, equipping them with the coding skills essential for 21st Century degrees and careers. 
Plastic Whale: Turning Plastic into Adventures
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Marius Smit
Plastic Whale is the first professional plastic fishing company in the world and they turn the collected plastics into stunning furniture. They aim to “create economic value from plastic waste, involving as many people as possible”. In the last year, they’ve launched a furniture range, have a fleet of ten design boats made from Amsterdam […]
Safety Net Technologies: Using LED lights To Revolutise Fishing
BiodiversityBiodiversity
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BY Zoe Cuckow
Our oceans need us more than ever. From ocean plastics to coral reefs getting warmer to overfishing, they are being damaged at an alarming rate. Given the demand of fish as the main protein source for 1/5 of the world’s population and providing a livelihood to 260 million people globally, how can large scale, commercial […]
Marc Skid: How to Make your Marc on the World
Sustainable FashionSustainable Fashion
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BY Daniel Barry
Dan Barry is the founder of Marc Skid, LLC, a cheeky, eco-friendly underwear brand owner with a passion for giving back. Made with the finest cotton, Organic Pima, and with a recycled water bottle in each waistband, Marc Skid underwear is dedicated to the betterment of the world and its people. The mission of the […]
Little Difference are Making a Big Difference
Climate ChangeClimate Change
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BY Sophie Stevens and Pete Oswald
Have you ever wondered, every time you buy a greetings card, what the cost is?  Prices vary enormously but the half decent ones are upwards of a £2.  But, what's the real cost?  Not to your pocket, but to the planet.  Unless the card is recycled, or from sustainable sources, who is also paying for […]
FabLittleBag: The Fab Way to Fight Ocean Pollution
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Martha Silcott
FabLittleBag aims to reduce aquatic pollution by providing a feel-good alternative to flushing tampons and pads – with the help of a FabLittleBag! The mission is to a) help to keep used sanitary items out of the rivers, seas and off our beaches and b) to make sanitary disposal a feel good, confident experience. Also, […]
Consortium To Rebuild Puerto Rico
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Joseph McKinney
It’s been ten months since Hurricane Maria put Puerto Rico’s crumbling infrastructure in the international news. As life returns to normal for the locals, the headlines fade but the hard work of preventing another catastrophe has not yet begun. Humanitarian organizations were quick to focus on water, shelter, food and warmth. Hundreds of thousands of […]
The Great Bubble Barrier: Closing The Plastic Loop
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Francis Zoet
Great Bubble Barrier is a long tube placed on the riverbed with small holes through which air is pumped. This creates a vertical barrier of bubbles from the riverbed up to the surface. This barrier blocks plastic debris from floating downstream. By placing the barrier diagonally in the natural river flow we guide the waste […]
Greater Change: Mobile Donations To The Homeless
PovertyPoverty
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BY Alex McCallion
Greater Change is a mobile donation system that enables members of the public to give directly to a homeless individual. It was founded by Alex McCallion in 2017. As a result of ground-level volunteering combined with research, Alex devised a solution that combines cashless technology, support for an individual, and the public’s generosity, to support homeless […]
Iconic Steps: Developing a Growth Mindset in Young People
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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BY Victoria Ijeh
Iconic Steps supports young people aged 16-25 to overcome barriers and take their first steps towards a fulfilling career, through film production and training. Iconic Steps’ mission is to develop a growth mindset in young people so they can overcome barriers and take their first steps towards a fulfilling career. It was founded by Victoria Ijeh.
More Trees Campaign
Climate ChangeClimate Change
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BY Dr. Padideh Tosti
The More Trees Campaign is much more than trees. Our aim is to address the true cause of environmental degradation: lack of self-awareness. Through raising self-awareness we can enable people to reconnect to themselves, reconnect to nature, and truly comprehend humanity’s impact on the planet.
ShowerBox: Free, Secure Spaces For Those Who Sleep Rough To Wash In London
PovertyPoverty
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BY Sarah Lamptey
ShowerBox was borne out of the human need to feel good and lead a safe life. Through funds raised, a trailer was bought at the end of 2018, servicing a winter shelter on Tottenham Court Road, London. Without this trailer, over twenty guests would not have had access to showering facilities.
Bushel & Peck Books: Combating Illiteracy with a Book-for-Book Promise
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY David and Stephanie Miles
Every year, hundreds of children's publishers produce millions of wonderful books for kids. But here's the problem. Most people in the world can't afford them. This is what Bushel and Peck Books are setting out to solve.
Sintala Design: Solid Wood Products Which Respect the Environment
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY Rodrigo Aranda
Sintala Design is creating beautiful products made from 100% solid wood, but here's the catch: all of the wood is only taken from fallen trees, prunings or anything left over from other manufacturing processes. This is a great initiative and will no doubt attract a lot of support.
Chatterbox: Online Language Learning Service Powered By Refugee Talent.
Equality & DiversityEquality & Diversity
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BY Mursal Hedayat
Chatterbox is building an online language learning service powered by refugee talent. Chatterbox connects the problem of underutilised refugee talent with an opportunity in the demand for their language skills.
Chatty Cafes: Helping to Reduce Loneliness
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Alexandra Hoskyn
Meet Alexandra Hoskyn. Back in 2017, she noticed exactly the same, decided to do something about it and launched the Chatty Cafe scheme. A simple idea. Alex asked cafes to pop a sign on a table saying “The seats on this table are for anyone happy to chat to other customers”.  And that’s all it […]
Phoenix Cultural Centre
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Elaine McGinty
Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC/Fiery Bird Live Music Venue is a local project to bring a non-profit live music/cultural/arts/training venue to Woking. Though specific to Woking its founders have connected up with other social and community businesses nationally to share practice.
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